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Hi All,
I bought a LP-08 Artillery Luger a few weeks ago .I'm very happy with it.
I have noticed the rear sight base is a little loose.
The one screw I can get to is tight. I have it soaking in penetrating oil for a few hours now.
Is it a regular right hand screw thread?

How do I remove the sight to get to the other screw?
I guess it's like a standard Mauser rifle. Will not tinker with it till I here from some of you.

Thanks,
broomhandle
 

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Hi Frank, There is only the one screw. To remove the sight. You need to drive the sight leaf pin out, to get the base off. It is dovetailed in. I tightened one of mine by putting a small dab of quick-set resin in the front dovetail cut. Then slid the sight base back on. Be sure to keep it away from the screw threads. Replace the set screw. And gently replace the leaf and tap the pin back in. Center it, and let the resin set up. It can be removed, if need be, by applying alittle heat with a propane torch. Without any damage to the pistol or sight. DON'T get any resin in the screw threads.
Ron
 
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HI Ron,
Thanks for the reply.
I am not clear on the "ONE" sight base screw.
I think there are two..
One is on the right front of the sight base.
It's real small looks like the size of a eye glass frame/earpiece screw....What is this one????
The other is a little bigger under the sight ramp.

I waited 30 years for this pistol ,I can wait for info. for a day or so.
Thanks for your help,
broom/Frank
 

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Frank, The screw on the sight itself is the sight adjustment screw. With 2 small spaner holes. The tiny screw under the sight leaf is the base set screw. To get to the set screw. You need to drift out the pivot or cross pin , remove the leaf, and then you can remove the set screw underneath. If there is yet another screw? I don't have any idea, where or what it would be. Can You post a photo?

Ron

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HI Ron,
I have a 1917 DWM with out the fine tune sight.
My sight base has a small screw on the right side front- opposite the # markings (on the left side of your pistol). I will try to post a picture tomorrow night.
Be safe,
broom/Frank
PS are you the same "Ron Smith" that has some nice engraved firearms?
I saw some on a photo board. (Nice classy firearms)
 

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Dear Ron & Frank:

I have a 1918 DWM Artillery with fine tune front sight and no fine tune rear. I have the small screw as Frank mentioned that his has.

Ron, your Artillery Luger with fine tune rear sight does not have the small screw on top right side of base.

In you above picture Ron I was not able to make out the year of you Artillery, 1916 or 1918?

George
 

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Point6etc, the screw you reference is the lateral adjustment screw...turn left to loosen right to tighten. I can not believe that this screw was intended for windage application, but like the earlier fine tune, was intended for initial "setting up" for the individual soldier.
 
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